Armpit

Biography

Hugely prolific duo CJA (aka Clayton Noone) and Sugar Jon, who have released a never-ending stack of albums for the likes of Root Don Lonie For Cash, PseduoArcana, Own Recordings, Freedom From…

Members

  • Clayton Noone (Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals/Drums/Tapes, 1993? -)
  • Sugar Jon (Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals/Drums/Clarinette, 1993? -)

Discography

  • Caveman Special 7″ Lathe (1993, Root Don Lone For Cash, root! 005)
  • (Alien Cover) 7″ Lathe (1994, Own Recordings, OR-7)
  • Mars Brew (1995, Own Recordings, OR3)
  • Ruby cassette (1998, Freedom From, FF050)
  • Hot Metal 7″ Lathe (1999, 20City)
  • Iron Jack CDr (2000, Freedom From, FF086)
  • The Praying Mantis Double CDr (2002, PseudoArcana, PA010)
  • Birth | Squat CDr (2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Butta Daze (2003, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Aplit Lathe LP (w/ F.L.O.W.E.R. 2004, Root Don Lone For Cash)
  • Don’t Worry Frank, There’s A Baby On The Way: Live 1993 – 2003 CDr (2005, Root Don Lonie For Cash)
  • Mano O Mano CDr (2005, Rhizone)
  • Unloved &/Or Used CDr (2006, Foxglove, foxglove122)
  • Reach Out 5xCDr (2007, Dreamtime Taped Sounds)
  • Untitled split CDr (w/ Kraus 2007, Root Don Lone For Cash, root! 222)
  • Tron (2008, Last Visible Dog)
  • Whiskey Dr CDr (2008, Root Don Lonie For Cash, 234)
  • Freeplay Dr CDr (2008, Root Don Lonie For Cash, 236)
  • Tron II CDr (2008, Trapdoor Tapes, TT040)
  • Untitled split Lathe 7″ (w/ Monks of Balhill 2010, Root Don Lone For Cash, root! 359)
  • Makes Poor Choices CDr (2011, Root Don Lonie For Cash, 383)
  • Lazy Belly Button Goofles split CDr (w/ Kutomo 2011, Root Don Lone For Cash, root! 385)
  • Leisure and Elderley LP (2016, Planam, ARMPLIN)

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B.C.

Biography

Put out two releases on underground label Root Don Lonie For Cash. Potentially something to do with The Futurians… Or Campbell Kneale?

Members

Discography

  • Tram To The Rise CDr (Root Don Lonie For Cash, RDL080)
  • Dog Lathe 7″ (Root Don Lonie For Cash, RDL088)

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The Biff Bangle Experience

Biography

The Surf-Guitar styling of Biff Bangle (aka Adrian Ganley), some-times on the always cryptic Root Don Lonie For Cash label.

Comically titled CDr’s, plus some songs featured on GFrenzy’s ‘Saturation 8‘ release, plus the NZ underground Billy Joel tribute album (!) – ‘B.J. King: A Tribute to The Joel’.

Members

  • Adrian Ganley (Guitar)
  • GFrenzy (Guitar)
  • Shaun Jury (Bass)
  • Dan Canada (Drums)

Discography

  • Electric Bangleland CDr (Root Don Lonie For Cash, RDL061)
  • Saturation 8 CDr Compilation (w/ Teen X-Ray, Willis, Doctor Fil, GFrenzy, Pumice and MKFused, 2000, GFrency)
  • Hot Pups (2005, Self-Released)
  • Biffology (2015 Compilation, Self-Released)

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Birchville Cat Motel

Biography

Extremely prolific Wellington experimental sound-artist who also records his given name of Campbell Kneale, and as a founding member of such varied performance outfits as Lugosi, Hataitai Bowling Club, Black Boned Angel etc.

Kneale has been making music since the mid 90’s, accumulating a vast amount of (usually) limited edition CDr releases and building a name for himself overseas, were he receives a considerably higher profile (though due to the nature of his music – quite abstract, this popularity is limited to an appreciative cult following).

Though primarily the alias of Kneale, Birchville Cat Motel recordings often featured like-minded improvisational musicians, such as the superb Jewelled Wings on Freedom From. An all acoustic, no overdue stew of drone and clatter driven by just about any household item imaginable (one such moment devolves into an orchestra of wind-tubes), the recording features prominent Wellington artists Kieran Monaghan and Bill Wood (Surface of the Earth).

In 2002 I had the pleasure of conducting an email interview with Kneale, before I was really too familiar with his work. Kneale was candid and satirical, which lead to a rather entertaining interview, that can be read here.

Kneale has since gone on to establish quite a name for himself in underground circles, with Wellingtons improvisation scene being touted as something of a second-coming for New Zealand outsider music.

Members

  • Campbell Kneale

Discography

  • Birchville Cat Motel & Small Blue Torch – Split ‎(Cass)(1995, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel & Small Blue Torch – Split (1996, Small Blue Recordings)
  • Untitled CDr (1997, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel (1997, Insample / Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, In004)
  • Love, Lies, Bleeding ‎(Cass, C60)(1998, American Tapes, AM059)
  • Birchville Cat Motel / Small Blue Torch – China Slope / L.P ‎(Cass)(1998, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel / rhBand – Childrens Prayer To The Fourteen Good Angels ‎(Lathe, 8″, Cle)(1998, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Tinfoilteeth ‎(Lathe, 8″, Shape, Squ)(1998, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Split Lathe-Cut 7″ / Cassette (W/ Eso Steel 1998, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Siberian Earth Curve (1998, Drunken Fish Records, DFR43
  • Blankangelspace (1999, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Lion of Eight Thousand Generations LP (1999 Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers)
  • A Muslin Veil of Bravery (1999, Spite, SPITE45)
  • Cranes Are Sleeping (2000, Ecstatic Peace!)
  • Vespertine CDr (2000, Last Visible Dog, LVD022)
  • Swarming Tamagotchi Plague CDr (2000, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Shapeshifter (2000, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Crop Circle Empires (2000, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • She Feckless Steed ‎(Cass, C30)(2000, White Tapes, whi25.CS)
  • Birchville Cat Motel / MSBR & Eso Steel – Droop Drone Drops ‎(CDr)(2001, Denshi Zatsuon, DZ-CDR002)
  • Jewelled Wings (2001, Freedom From, FF100)
  • We Count These Prayers LP (2001, Corpus Hermeticum, Hermes037
  • Serene Trajectories Split CDr (w/ Esosteel 2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Home CDr (2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Mighty Spine Catcher CDr (2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Zenkoji CDr (2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel vs. The Ecstasy Trio (w/ The Ecstasy Trio 2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • September CDr (2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • White Gound Elder 2 x CDr (2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Creeping Frost Onset CDr (2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Summer’s Seething Pulse (2003, Mar/ino Recordings)
  • Assholes of the World Unite and Hunt in Packs CDr (w/ Guilty Connector 2003, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Untitled Split Cd (W/ Bruce Russell 2003, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Copenhagen (2003, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Beautiful Speck Triumph (2004, Last Visible Dog)
  • Nurse (2004, Fencing Flatworm Recordings, ff027)
  • With Maples Ablaze (2004, Scarcelight Recordings, slr21)
  • Chi Vampires (2004, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, 1008)
  • Birchville Cat Motel With Lee Ranaldo – 30th December 2004 (2005, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, 1011)
  • Black Void Orange Cat (2005, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel / A.M.* / DEL – Live At Cuba Street Carnival & Huttstock (2005, TWR Tapes)
  • Firepower Fragrant Cloud (2005, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel / Opaque – Untitled (2006, Kovorox Sound, KOVO-019)
  • Bees & Wasps ‎(Cass, Ltd, C30)(2006, Beyond Repair Records, Beyond Repair Records 014)
  • Our Love Will Destroy The World (2006, PseudoArcana, PACD075)
  • Her Anger Is Limitless (2006, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Curved Surface Destroyer ‎(3xCD) (2006, Last Visible Dog, LVD 105/106/107)
  • Birchville Cat Motel & Yellow Swans – Birchville Cat Motel & Yellow Swans ‎(2006, Important Records (2), IMPREC117)
  • Fear Falls Burning & Birchville Cat Motel – Fear Falls Burning & Birchville Cat Motel (2007, Conspiracy Records)
  • Seventh Ruined Hex ‎(2007, Important Records (2), IMPREC169)
  • Bird Sister Blasphemy ‎(2007, Battlecruiser)
  • Birds Call Home Their Dead ‎(2007, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, 1019)
  • Birchville Cat Motel With Anla Courtis – Three Sparkling Echoes ‎(2007, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, 1018)
  • Astro Catastrophies ‎(2007, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Four Freckle Constellation (2008, Conspiracy Records (2))
  • Second Curved Surface Destroyer )(2008, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Gunpowder Temple Of Heaven (2008, Pica Disk, PICA004)
  • Came A Great Stallion Whose First Leap Sparked The Celestial Star (2011, Don’t Fuck With Magic, DFWM-009)
  • Glamourpuss (Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • The Stripey Tape (Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel & Lugosi – Split (Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Holy Mother Of God ‎(Cass, EP, C10)(1995, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel / Eso Steel – Split ‎(7″, Cle)(1997, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Grey Wolves Gather / Blue Jewel Drift ‎(Lathe, 7″)(1998, Secret Safari, 07 cones)
  • Fountain And The Love Of Tokyo ‎(Lathe, 7″)(1998, Animal Kingdom)
  • China Slope ‎(Lathe, 12″)(1998, Stabbies And The Rocket Recordings)
  • Crestfallen / Winters Crackling Glory 2 versions(2002, Killer, Killer)
  • Glass Harvest Mason ‎(7″, Num)(2003, Veglia, veglia12)
  • Screamformelongbeach ‎(CDr, Mini)(2003, PseudoArcana, PA025)
  • Birchville Cat Motel & Reynols – Split ‎(12″)(2004, Reverse Recordings, rev-001)
  • Stellar Collapse ‎(CDr, Mini)(2005, Kning Disk, 20)
  • Small Christian Victories ‎(CDr, Mini)(2006, diagnosis… DON’T! reCoRdings, DONT013)
  • The Frog Prince ‎(7″, S/Sided)(2007, Anthem Records)
  • Untitled ‎(Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Invisible ‎(Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Long Vanished Spirals ‎(2002, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Chaos Steel Skeletons: Three ‎(2xCDr, Comp, Ltd)(2006, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Chaos Steel Skeletons: Two ‎(2xCDr, Comp, Ltd)(2006, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Chaos Steel Skeletons: One ‎(2xCDr, Comp, Ltd)(2006, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel, Charalambides, Tarentel – Rockumentaries ‎(3xDVDr, Mini, Ltd)(2008, Nothing Out There, n.o.t.#5b, n.o.t.#5c, n.o.t.#5t)
  • Alpine Pacific Triangle ‎(CDr, Ltd)(2014, Don’t Fuck With Magic)
  • A Tiny Circle Of Throbbing Attics ‎(Cass)(Unknown, Root Don Lonie For Cash, #115)
  • Cyclops Super Trike ‎(Cass)(Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel / Ashtray Navigations – Birchville Cat Motel / Ashtray Navigations ‎(Lathe, 8″, Pic)(Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • Birchville Cat Motel & 010010 – Untitled ‎(Cass, C60)(Unknown, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)

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Duncan Bruce

Biography

What makes this album great is the aforementioned brevity of the pieces.
Duncan spans all shapes of the volume curve, sliding through landscapes of barren glacial shifts, torn loudspeaker edits and ye olde drone, and letting the feedback go as it were, all done to a virtually perfect effect for the perfect amount of time.
– Freedom From
Later recordings have featured the likes of Tim Cornelius (Sandoz Lab Technicians), Clayton Noone (The Futurians), Lee Noyes, Matt Middleton (Crude) etc.

Members

  • Duncan Bruce
  • Clayton Noone (Guitar, 2008)
  • Lee Noyes (Reeds, 2008)
  • Tim Cornelius (Saxophone/Electronics/Reeds/Tapes, 2008)

Discography

  • Untitled Artist Series 8″ Lathe-Cut (w/ Wayne Gordon 1999, Crawlspace)
  • Holsun Cassette (2000, Freedom From, FF0107)
  • Economic Target Split-Cassette (W/ Crude, Root Don Lonie For Cash)
  • Still The Man Cassette (W/ Clayton Noone, Extemporanious)
  • Laws Of Association Volumes I & Ii Double-Cassette (Coadm)
  • Some Of That French Avant-Garde Shit Cassette (Dirtlove)
  • New Glass Tapu CDr (2008, lf Records, lf005)

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Antony Milton

Wellington based founder of the Psuedoarcana label, who also performs by the initials A.M., as well as Nether Dawn and Street, and has releases on Clayton Noone’s Root Don Lonie For Cash Peter Wrights’ Apoplexy label.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Wire Bridge Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb001]

  • Sketches Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb002]

  • Ash Feathers, And Radios Bark Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb003]

  • Tinfoil Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb004]

  • Place Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb005]

  • Sirens Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb006]

  • Queenslandbrisbane Cassette And Book [Wire BridgeWrb007]

  • And Where The Coloured Planes Are Rafts Cassette And Book [Wire BridgeWrb008]

  • Fleeting Cassette [Wire BridgeWrb009]

  • Near/Far Cd-R [2001 Celebrate Psi Phenomenon]

  • Big Rooms, Small Rooms Double Cd-R [2002 Root Don Lonie For CashRdl084]

  • Fracture Floor Cd-R [W/ Snakes Beings 2003 Maggotism International]

  • Yet Marvelous Stasis Cd-R [2003 Haamumaa]

  • Sirens [2005 Compilation / Reissue Of Previous ‘Sirens’ Cassettes Pseudoarcana]

  • The End Of This Short Road [2007 Deserted Village]

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Mothertrucker

Biography

Celia Mancini‘s post King Loser band, consisting of herself on vocals and guitar and various other contributors such as Clayton Noone, Cameron Bain (formerly of Constant Pain) and many others, as the band had trouble keeping line-ups.

More heavy metal (in the Deep Purple or Black Sabbath sense) than King Loser, the band disintegrated with Mancini’s decline (she has struggled with drug and alcohol issues).

According to Noone though, Mancini was in positive spirits in late 2001 – having a great night reuniting with Chris Heazlewood for an impromptu King Loser performance.

Noone’s label Root Don Lonie For Cash released the Mother Trucker debut, which he has described as being bloody good.

Members

  • Celia Patel (Vocals / Guitar)
  • Clayton Noone (Bass)
  • Cameron Bain (Guitar)

Discography

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Mr. Sterile

Cabaret Chamber-Punk From Keiran Monaghan.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • Suppository Cassette [1999 Self-Released]
  • Hanging Out The Washing Cd-R [1998 Root Don Lonie For Cash Cdl041]
  • Pregnant Boy [2001 Self-Released]
  • Get Fucked Wellington!!! Love Kerry P. [2006 Skirted]

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Naked Sailors

One Of Clayton Noone’s (Cja) Many Low-Key Projects.

Discography (picks in bold)

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The Naughty Pakehas

Discography (picks in bold)

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